Presentation on theme: "Washtenaw Area Council For Children Committed to preventing child abuse through educational services to parents, children, community members, as well as."— Presentation transcript:
Washtenaw Area Council For Children Committed to preventing child abuse through educational services to parents, children, community members, as well as youth-serving professionals
Overall Facts of Internet Use: 93% of teens are online Kids 8-18 spend more time with media (45 hours a week) than with parents or at school Media: Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogging, texting, etc.
Potential Dangers: Risk of giving out too much information Information stays around forever Colleges and employers can access information
Picture from youth’s Myspace page
Top 10 Online Safety Tips! 1. People can save what is said online 2. Only say what you’d be willing to say in person 3. Don’t be “stalk worthy” 4. Kids should tell an adult if they are in an uncomfortable situation 5. Know where your kids are going (URL) 6. Don’t open things from people you do not know 7. Don’t show obvious signs of where you live, etc. 8. MySpace, and Facebook are NOT secure, even when private 9. Keep the computer in a open area of the house 10. Use common sense!
Contact Information Washtenaw Area Council for Children washtenawchildren.org Amber Moore, Internet Safety Program Coordinator (734)